The Rock Hound: Muzo Emeralds and Ethical Practices
Susi Smither discusses her sustainable, responsible, and ethically based business practices.
The Color of Responsibility: Ethical Issues and Solutions in Colored Gemstones
Examines the challenges of ethical sourcing and production of colored stones, and what some industry leaders are doing to address the situation.
Emerging Designer Wins Grant to Create Ethical Brand
Designer’s frequent world travels laid a foundation of creative experimentation, design inspiration and social responsibility.
Ethical and Sustainable Vertical Integration in the Sapphire Market
The recession of 2008 transforms a gem business into a vertically integrated operation.
"The Ethics of Jewelry" at MetFridays
A summary of “The Ethics of Jewelry” panel, held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on January 25, 2019.
This is Gems & Gemology's gemological abstracts section.
The Foldscope and Its Gemological Applications
The author tests the suitability of a portable paper microscope, called the Foldscope, for gemological application.
Jeremejevite: A Gemological Update
The submission of a large (4.54 ct) jeremejevite of an unusual—yellow—color to the AGTA Gemological Testing Center prompted a search of the available gemological literature.
Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy in Gemology
External reflectance infrared spectroscopy permits a very rapid and nondestructive determination of the species of a mineral.
The Gemological Characteristics of Chinese Peridot
Chinese peridot is similar to peridots from other localities.